Last summer I was introduced to the Larabar – a yummy, delicious, wholesome, nutritious snack bar, made entirely of raw food, the main ingredient being dates. They’re a little on the expensive side so I decided that I would attempt my own version of them.
I bought my dates and ground them into a paste:
Then I ground of nuts:
… and added them to the paste:
I added in vanilla (straight from Mexico):
Since I’m a crazy chocoholic I added healthier Carob chips (in place of chocolate chips):
Some lovely ground cinnamon:
And mixed it all together:
Then I flattened it out on my stone:
And then you cut them up and wrap them:
(They really should look like this:)
The best thing about these treats is that they’re so easy to make. And you can add any ingredient: coconut, fruit, other spices. Easy-peasy and totally yummy.